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OnePlus has finally announced OnePlus2, the self proclaimed "2016 flagship killer." It comes with a bigger battery, faster processor, a fingerprint sensor among other enhancements. Considering its high-end specs at affordable price, just like its OnePlus1 forerunner, the OnePlus 2 will be a tough competitor for top Android handsets including one of the most coveted Galaxy S6 from Samsung.

Thanks to its aluminium-magnesium alloy frame and stainless steel chamfered edges, the OnePlus 2 looks more stylish and emanates a premium feel. The handset sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920p) IPS LCD In-Cell display framed with all-black front panel. It comes with customisable back covers which include colors like kevlar, bamboo, rosewood, and black apricot. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.

In OnePlus 2, the slightly indented fingerprint scanner is placed below the display and resembles the Home button in Galaxy S6 and HTC M9+. There are also two capacitive touch buttons flanking the fingerprint sensor. The user can also activate the same and deactivate the on-screen buttons. It can sense touch and even wake the phone from sleep when it comes across a fingerprint it identifies, reports The Times of India. The Galaxy S6 features a metal and glass “unibody design.” The home button is also a fingerprint scanner and still has its standard button layout.

The Galaxy S6 houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery while the OnePlus 2 has a bigger 3300 mAh battery, which likely will have more than 66 hours of power in a charge. OnePlus 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 clocking in at 1.8 GHz and has the Adreno 430 GPU. The handset has both 3GB and 4GB RAM options. The Galaxy S6 uses the powerful octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB of RAM. Specs-wise the two devices appear to be very powerful.

The OnePlus 2 has a 13 megapixel main shooter compared to the 16 megapixel front camera of the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 has enhanced optical image stabilization, whereas the OnePlus touts a laser auto focus system and 4K video recording. The Galaxy S6 is operated by Android 5.0 but the OnePlus 2 will be operated by the Oxygen OS (based off Android Lollipop 5.1). The Oxygen OS comprises quite a few new features like off-screen gestures and even a double tap to wake up the device, reports Tech Gadget Central.

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